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My hope for my podcast is to ignite in you a love to read, deepen your longing to learn, and cultivate your desire to grow. Grow deeper in your faith and stronger in your relationships. Just like a tree, your deep roots will help you withstand life’s unexpected storms as well as propel you to reach new heights. I look forward to digging deeper because Depth Matters.
 
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How do you grow deeper in your faith? What does that practically look like? What do you daily or weekly to help you grow your roots deep? Last week on the podcast, we talked about the importance of growing deeper roots as we discussed the book, *Rooted. If you missed Episode 114 with Banning, I highly recommend going back and listening to it. Now, …
 
Happy New Year! Do you want to grow deeper in your faith this year? Do you want deep-rooted growth? I am so excited to have Banning Liebscher on the podcast this week and talk about his book, *Rooted: The Hidden Places Where God Wants to Develop You. Banning says that God wants to grow you on the inside before he ever grows you on the outside. This…
 
What does the words “Emmanuel, God Is With Us,” mean to you? Are they words you remember at Christmas time or do you believe this message all year round? I am so excited to share with you this week on the podcast about Erin Ulerich’s book, *In Unexpected Ways, Christmas In Everyday Life. We are going to talk about this message, God Is With Us, and …
 
Has God ever used His Creation to reveal something about Him? Maybe it is His Nature or His Character? I am so excited to highlight Dr. Matthew Sleeth’s book, *Reforesting Faith on the podcast this week. The sub-title is “What Trees Teach Us About the Nature of God and His Love for Us.” You know how much I love to talk about trees! And I love that …
 
Have you ever been inspired by a child or impressed by the maturity of a teenager? Have you ever looked at their life and just been in awe with how God gifted them and how they are using those gifts to help others? I cannot wait to share with you about Jessie Rees and the foundation that was inspired by her. This week on the podcast, I am talking w…
 
Do you want your life to make a difference? Do you want to have an impact on others? What if I told you that every small act of kindness makes a big impact? This is the theme of the book, *The Simple Difference and I am so excited to have the author, Becky Keife, on the podcast this week. We are going to talk about the big impact from small kindnes…
 
Do you have a special Christmas tradition to help your kids understand that Jesus is the real reason for Christmas? Let me tell you about Advent Blocks. This week on the Depth Podcast, I am so excited to talk with Clayton Greene and Chris Pappalardo, the creators of the Advent Blocks and the accompanying book, The King is Coming. We are going to ta…
 
Do you do anything special for Veteran’s Day to show honor and respect to those who have served our country? Veteran’s Day is just around the corner so I would love for this episode to help give you some great ideas on how to show respect and honor to not only the service men and women who have sacrificed but also to their families! So, to help us …
 
Do you struggle with hospitality? Opening up your home? Knowing what to cook? How to decorate? Maybe you are a natural at hospitality and want more ideas! I am so excited to have Abby Turner on the podcast this week. We will be talking about her new cookbook, *The Living Table: Recipes and Devotions for Everyday Get-Togethers. What I love about her…
 
Have you ever thought about praying Scripture over your life? I mean actually taking Bible Verses and using them as your prayer. You could pray for yourself, your kids, your family, or your loved ones. I think this is such a great idea which is why I love the book by Jodie Berndt, *Praying the Scriptures for Your Life: 31 Days of Abiding in the Pre…
 
How do you respond when life does not go as you planned? Maybe right now you are in the middle of grief. Or maybe there is a relationship in your life that is not going as you hoped it would. Maybe there are circumstances or a transition—something that is not how you hoped it would be. What if we looked at those circumstances as an invitation—an in…
 
Have you ever prayed for a miracle? Maybe for healing for a friend, a loved one, or even yourself? Maybe that miracle did not happen- I know a lot of times we can be frustrated. This is why I love the words that Elizabeth Leon shared this week on the podcast. She said, “The miracle you get is not always the miracle you prayed for.” I think there is…
 
Did you know that this week is Mental Illness Awareness Week? I know this subject is not talked about very much in the church, but today I want to give voice to it. I am so excited to have Carla Arges on the podcast this week. She is a mental health advocate, and I love that she honestly and vulnerably shares about her struggle with mental illness …
 
How do you view your struggles and difficulties in life? Do you view them like an annoyance or something you have to go through? Or do you view them as a way to grow deeper in your faith? Or can we take it one step further – do you view your difficulties and struggles as a way to reflect God’s glory? These are hard questions, but they are good ones…
 
Did you hear last week’s episode? It is so exciting! I celebrated 100 episodes on the Depth Podcast last week! In honor of that, I share some of my favorite highlights—some of the behind the scenes and some of the God moments over the last couple years. I realized really quickly that I needed another episode that I could not fit it all in one, so t…
 
Are you ready to celebrate with me today as we release the 100th episode on the Depth Podcast? I cannot believe we are already at number 100!! To celebrate 100 episodes, I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and share some of my favorite highlights over the last 100 episodes. Not only will you get to hear a little clip from the …
 
Do you struggle with depression? Do you have dark days or maybe someone in your family does and this is a reality that you live with? This week on the podcast, Sarah J. Robinson and I discuss her book, *I Love Jesus, But I Want To Die. I think sometimes we think that if we have faith, we will not struggle with depression. But that is not true. I am…
 
Would you classify yourself as a hustler? A Go Getter? A Hard Worker? Would you say you hustle for yourself or do you have a God centered hustle? I am so excited to have Erin Harrigan on the podcast this week as we discuss her book, *Pursuing Success God’s Way: A Practical Guide to Hustle With Heart. I love those words paired together, Hustle With …
 
Today is an exciting day! The Depth Podcast is Two Years Old! I am so excited for this special Birthday Celebration Episode! I cannot wait to share more of the backstory of my ministry. We will talk about what birthed the book giveaway ministry as well as the beginning years on the blog. I cannot wait for you to hear some of the God moments on gett…
 
Do you find it hard to slow down? Would you classify your life as busy? I think a lot of us would. I am excited to have Jodi Grubbs on the podcast this week. She is a fellow podcaster, and we talk about slow living. Jodi shares with us about her podcast, Our Island in the City, as well as why slow living is her life message. This revelation that sh…
 
Do you hear God speak to you? Does He speak to you through the Bible as you do your quiet time? Do you hear Him at church, and you feel like the Pastor is speaking directly to your heart? Are there ideas in your head that you know you could not have come up with by yourself? Maybe it is a conversation with a friend, and it confirms everything you f…
 
How do you connect with God? Is it early in the morning with a cup of coffee and your Bible? Do you love to go to worship nights at church and sing? Are you part of a Bible Study where you meet and regularly pray? Or do you love to be out in nature and feel close to God in His Creation. Maybe it is a mixture of all of these. I am so excited to have…
 
Are you easily distracted? Maybe it is by your to do list or you have a goal you are trying to reach. Or maybe your mind is preoccupied and while you are listening to a loved one, sometimes your mind goes off on a tangent. Can anyone relate to that? I know I struggle with this. Honestly, I think many of us do. I am so excited to have Julie Lefebure…
 
Would you call yourself a courageous person? Do you easily step out of your comfort zone? Would you say you are living in the purpose or calling God designed for you? I am so excited to have Melissa Dyer on the podcast this week and highlight her book, *Learning to Roar. I love that her book encourages us to Cultivate Courage; I love these two word…
 
Do you ever think about the legacy you want to leave behind? What do you want to be known for? What is important to you in this life? These are great questions to think about and ponder. I am so excited to have Nina Hundley on the podcast this week as she tells us about her legacy journal, *Dear Tomorrow: Journaling Your Story Today. She will also …
 
How was your 4th of July? One of my favorite things about this Holiday is that we come together and celebrate how we are proud to be an American! It is one of my favorite songs. I am so excited to have Susan Park on the podcast this week as she shares with us about being an American from an Asian perspective. This episode is called “Proud to be an …
 
Do you have a day to reflect and rest each week? A day to look back over your week and see where were your highs and lows? What were your blessings or bummers? Do you practice a Sabbath? I am so excited to have Rachel Fahrenbach on the podcast this week to talk about her book, *Rest & Reflect, a 12-week guided Sabbath journal. I know you are going …
 
How do you define success? Do you define it by how much money you make? Do you define it by how many followers you have on IG or Facebook? Maybe it is the impact you have on your family and friends. What if we changed the way we looked at success? Instead of how much we can get, we defined it by how much we can give. I love this idea from Kevin Whi…
 
Do you have a strong support group? Do you have a group of friends to encourage you along your parenting and faith journey? Are you a part of a small group at church? This week, I invited all the dads from my small group Bible Study to share their wisdom and parenting tips in honor of Father’s Day. Our small group at church is a mixture of both mar…
 
Have you ever walked through hard circumstances that redefined how you viewed everything? Maybe it redefined your purpose or how you view brokenness? I am so excited to talk with Katherine Wolf this week on the podcast about her book,*Suffer Strong: How to Survive Anything by Redefining Everything. Katherine vulnerably shares about how her life too…
 
Would you call yourself an encourager? Do you come alongside and empower other women? I am so excited this week to have Amy and Blair Debrucque, a mother and daughter who together wrote a four-week encouragement journal called *Embolden. The word, embolden means to give someone the courage or confidence to do something or behave in a certain way. I…
 
Have you ever had to wrestle with God? Maybe you are walking through a difficult circumstance and you are asking God the tough questions: Why God? Why is this happening to me? I am so excited for you to hear Bethany Kimsey’s special mom story. She had to wrestle with God in her late teens when she got a doctor’s diagnosis that she was not going to …
 
Have you ever used the words: And Yet? Maybe you’ve said, “God, things are really hard, And Yet, I feel closer to you than ever before.” Katy Epling used these words “And Yet” on the podcast this week as she shared her special mom story, and it really touched my heart. I love that Katy honestly shares the ups and downs of parenting a child with spe…
 
Have you ever walked through difficult circumstances and found that it really grew your faith? Not only did it grow your faith, but it grew your trust and dependence on God? I am excited to introduce my second special mom story. Jennifer Perez shares her foster to adopt story and walking through the years of infertility. She also vulnerably tells h…
 
This week, I am excited to have Holley Gerth back on the Depth Podcast. She is going to share her infertility story as well as how she met her daughter. I promise you that you do not want to miss this special mom story; I love how God orchestrated all of it! I know Mother’s Day can be hard for those who desire to become a mom and this dream has not…
 
Do you feel pressure to grow? Grow fast? Grow quick? Do you look at your life and think I should be farther along by now? I should have accomplished more of my goals. I know I struggle with this- maybe you do too. I am so excited to have Jennifer Dukes Lee back on the podcast to discuss her new book, *Growing Slow: Lessons on Un-Hurrying Your Heart…
 
Are you a God Chaser? Are you teaching your kids to be God chasers? Like David in the Bible, do you want your children to be a man or woman after God’s own heart? This week, I talk with Christie Thomas about her new book,*The Mother and Son Prayer Journal. I love that she wrote this devotional for moms and sons to do together. Christie says, “As yo…
 
How do you view church? Do you go to church to check off a box or because it is something you have always done? Or do you go to church because you know the God of the Universe loves you dearly and has saved you? I am so excited to talk with Holly Christine Hayes this week about her book, *From Basement to Sanctuary. Holly has a powerful testimony a…
 
If God asked you to take a leap of faith, would you say yes? Would you open your hands and have a willing heart to whatever He is asking you to do? I am so excited to have Vivian Mabuni on the podcast and we are discussing her book, *Open Hands Willing Heart. I love that Vivian paired open hands with a willing heart. Both are needed to fully surren…
 
When you read your Bible, do you sometimes find it is hard to understand? What if someone could come along and help you understand it better? What if they could help you find JOY in reading the Bible? I am so excited to have Jenny Howell, Heather Erickson, and Sarah West, the founders of the Chara Project on the podcast this week. Chara means JOY i…
 
Has someone ever said a hurtful word to you that now you wear as a nametag? Maybe it has become your identity. Or maybe you walked through a hard season and now that defines you. This week, Cindy Bultema shares her powerful testimony of how God has freed her from these labels and helped her find her true identity! This inspired her to write this am…
 
Have you ever cried out to God and asked, “God, please no more hard things.” Nicki shares these words in her new book, *Flooded. Sadly, for the last two years, it has been one hard thing on top of another for Nicki and her family. This week on the Depth podcast, she vulnerably shares how doubt flooded her soul and began to impact her faith. Maybe y…
 
Do you have lies that you are believing that you need to replace with the truth? Perhaps you tell yourself, I am just not smart enough or brave enough. Maybe you don’t have enough time or you think you are not strong enough or good enough. What if we could replace these lies with truth? I am so excited to have Charity Rios on my podcast this week a…
 
Do you wish life would slow down? Do you wish you could rest more, be still and connect with God more? This week on the podcast, I am so excited to talk with Anna Kettle about her book, *Sand Between Your Toes: Inspirations for a Slower, Simpler, & more Soulful life. As a fellow beach lover, I was captivated by the cover of her book. It is beautifu…
 
Do you see time as a gift? I think many of us would say time is important, but do you see it as valuable, priceless, as something that needs to be guarded? This week on the podcast, I am so excited to talk with Sarah Butterfield about her book, *Around the Clock Mom: Make the Most Of Your God-Given Time. I think as moms, time can be challenging as …
 
Do you know your sibling’s love language? Your kid’s love language? Your parents? How about your friends? Valentine’s Day is all about romantic love, but I want to look at it from a different angle today. What if we looked at all of our relationships through the lens of love languages? I am so excited to have all 3 of my sisters on the podcast toda…
 
Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time? Enough time for your to do list or even enough time to go after your God sized dreams? What if we can unleash the power of 24 hours? I am so excited to have Mark Batterson on the podcast this week as we talk about his new book, *Win The Day: 7 Daily Habits to Help you Stress Less & Accomplish More. …
 
Would you consider yourself a well woman? Let me ask you, how do you define wellness? Physical wellness? Spiritual? Emotional? Relational? Mental? I am so excited to talk with Gena Anderson on the podcast this week; she is the author of *The Well Woman. As we dive deeper into this subject of wellness, I cannot wait for you to hear her beautiful des…
 
This week on the podcast, Dorina Gilmore Young and I talk her new book, *Walk, Run, Soar. The title of her book reminds me of one of my favorite verses: Isaiah 40:31. We both share what this verse means to us as well as Dorina shares how running was part of her grief journey. For all my running friends, you do not want to miss this 52-week running …
 
I am so excited to have Andrea Bourgeois on the podcast this week as we talk about her new Bible study, *Just Breathe: a modern day Exodus Journey to Revive Your Soul. What I love is that she parallels our walk with Jesus with the Israelites journey through the wilderness to the Promised Land. We talk about what is it like to be in the wilderness s…
 
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