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Fierce Calling

Fierce Calling

Join me for inspiration and encouragement as I talk with women who are using their gifts to impact the world for Christ. Discover how you too can use your gifts to impact the world and further the Kingdom of God.

We are a community of women who are taking action where our passion, compassion, and conviction intersect.

Life can be crazy messy, but God loves you like crazy and He wants to use YOU for His glory. Woman of God, you have a Fierce Calling!

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Episodes

  • William Daniel: The Gift of Laughter William Daniel: The Gift of Laughter Play in Edifi Player

    William Daniel: The Gift of Laughter

    Who are the young people in your life? Don't you love seeing them using their gifts to impact the world? Today's episode is quite unique and you are in for a treat. Whether you're a mom, grandma, aunt, teacher, have friends with kids, tweens, and teens, you'll love this episode. My guest is William Daniel, and he loves to bless people with the gift of laughter. In fact, he wrote a joke book for kids. William is a middle schooler and the author of You're Joking Me: Jokes for Kids By a Kid. He …

  • Katie Hornor: Leveraging Our Uniqueness to Do What We Were Created to Do Katie Hornor: Leveraging Our Uniqueness to Do What We Were Created to Do Play in Edifi Player

    Katie Hornor: Leveraging Our Uniqueness to Do What We Were Created to Do

    Did you know you have a unique voice? Unique quirks? Unique experiences that help shape your calling and purpose? Whether we're business owners, employees, ministry leaders, or volunteers, we can all leverage our uniqueness to do what we were created to do. My guest today is Katie Hornor. We're continuing the conversation we began a year ago, and this is better than a Part II--because although this episode builds on the first one--we gain a fresh perspective . We are called to shine our lights, …

  • To the Girl with Passion, Compassion, & Conviction–It’s Go Time To the Girl with Passion, Compassion, & Conviction–It’s Go Time Play in Edifi Player

    To the Girl with Passion, Compassion, & Conviction–It’s Go Time

    Do you feel a call on your heart in this new year? To the girl with passion, compassion, & conviction--it's go time. It's time to walk in the fierce calling God sets before you. I’d love to have coffee with Martha & Mary. Besides hearing about their fascinating conversations with Jesus, there’s something I’d like to ask them … Concerned for their brother’s life, Martha & Mary sent word to Jesus, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill." because surely Jesus would come and Lazarus would be healed. …

  • Katie Hornor: God Plants Desires in Your Heart So He Can Fulfill Them in the Future Katie Hornor: God Plants Desires in Your Heart So He Can Fulfill Them in the Future Play in Edifi Player

    Katie Hornor: God Plants Desires in Your Heart So He Can Fulfill Them in the Future

    Is there a dream in your heart that you're waiting on God to bring to fruition? Has God given you a vision of a calling but you're not quite sure what it means? God plants desires in your heart so He can fulfill them in the future. Maybe that future is tomorrow, next week, next year, or the next season of your life. And you know what? It's important to mention that it's biblical to be paid for what you do. My guest today is Katie Hornor, she talks about dreaming in the details and how God gives …

  • Lori Vober: In Our Highs and Lows God is Still the Same God on the Throne Lori Vober: In Our Highs and Lows God is Still the Same God on the Throne Play in Edifi Player

    Lori Vober: In Our Highs and Lows God is Still the Same God on the Throne

    My guest this week is Lori Vober and you'll be blessed by her inspiring story! Her journey includes a massive stroke at age 29, epilepsy due to the stroke, and later becoming a Mom to three older internationally adopted children. We talk about her health challenges, faith, and how parenting an adopted sibling group of children was not what she and her husband expected. Lori Encourages us that in our highs and our lows of life, God is still the same God on the throne. We're also talking about her …

  • Are You Ready for Christmas? A Special Christmas Episode with a Christmas Poem & Prayer Are You Ready for Christmas? A Special Christmas Episode with a Christmas Poem & Prayer Play in Edifi Player

    Are You Ready for Christmas? A Special Christmas Episode with a Christmas Poem & Prayer

    How often have you heard the question, "Are you ready for Christmas?" How do you respond? Do you base your readiness on whether your Christmas shopping is done? Cookies made? I must admit, in past years, I tended to gauge my readiness for Christmas on my shopping list--but not this year. This year feels a little different. Our entire home flooded in September, and we're still not back in it. I usually have a tree dressed to the nines by now and lighted garland adorning the entryways. Gifts …

  • Kristen Hogrefe Parnell: The Importance of Controlling How We Respond to Our Circumstances Kristen Hogrefe Parnell: The Importance of Controlling How We Respond to Our Circumstances Play in Edifi Player

    Kristen Hogrefe Parnell: The Importance of Controlling How We Respond to Our Circumstances

    My guest this week is Kristen Hogrefe Parnell. We're talking about the importance of controlling how we respond to our circumstances, even though we cannot control the circumstances themselves. We also talk about waiting on God for what we're longing for and keeping our eyes focused on who Jesus is and what he's already done in our lives. Kristen writes suspenseful fiction from a faith perspective for women and young adults. She also shares her own suspense story involving her now husband. I …

  • Sarah Philpott: Shining the Light God Infused Within Us Sarah Philpott: Shining the Light God Infused Within Us Play in Edifi Player

    Sarah Philpott: Shining the Light God Infused Within Us

    What happens when you plant a pumpkin seed? You get a pumpkin which is no surprise, right? Yet often times we forget we are exactly who God fashioned us to be according to His will and plan. And when we are our authentic selves we are shining the light God infused within us. My guest this week is Sarah Philpott. We're talking about life on the farm, being firmly planted in Christ, and her newest book The Growing Season: A Year of Down-on-the-Farm Devotions. Sarah also shares her her own story …

  • Nicole Jacobsmeyer: Fighting for a Purpose Nicole Jacobsmeyer: Fighting for a Purpose Play in Edifi Player

    Nicole Jacobsmeyer: Fighting for a Purpose

    Ever feel your circumstances are more than you can handle? My guest this week is Nicole Jacobsmeyer, and she wants you to know you're not alone in your suffering. We can learn to suffer well with and for Christ. Nicole's story includes suffering through rape, cancer, and child loss. She shares a season of questions, darkness, and depression but through it, God was there and she found herself fighting for a purpose. As Nicole says, the enemy wants us to walk away--to get mad at God and ultimately …

  • Diana Mood: The Sustaining Power of God’s Presence Diana Mood: The Sustaining Power of God’s Presence Play in Edifi Player

    Diana Mood: The Sustaining Power of God’s Presence

    Diana Mood grew up in a chaotic environment. How did she survive and thrive in brokenness? Godly family members in her life led her to Jesus, and she's been clinging to him ever since. Through difficult seasons of brokenness, Diana discovered the sustaining power of God's presence. Hear how she learned to embrace brokenness, about her long-time friendship with Joni Eareckson Tada, and how God is using her to share his truth. We're also talking about her award-winning book Enough! Learning To …

  • Shannon Popkin: Drinking in the Overarching Story of God and Us Shannon Popkin: Drinking in the Overarching Story of God and Us Play in Edifi Player

    Shannon Popkin: Drinking in the Overarching Story of God and Us

    Are you in need of encouragement today? How about a fresh perspective on where our stories are headed? My guest this week is Shannon Popkin. What an amazing conversation! We're treasuring up God's truth and drinking in the overarching story of God and us. We're also talking about Shannon's books Comparison Girl and Control Girl, and you won't want to miss the free bonuses she's offering! I know what Shannon shares will encourage, inspire, and challenge you, so listen in while I have a chat with …

  • Deb DeArmond: Overcoming Doubts About Walking in Our Callings Deb DeArmond: Overcoming Doubts About Walking in Our Callings Play in Edifi Player

    Deb DeArmond: Overcoming Doubts About Walking in Our Callings

    You are gifted with creativity and equipped to walk in your calling. Do you believe this about yourself? This week I welcome back Deb DeArmond to the show. We're talking about overcoming doubts about walking in our callings and Deb's new book The Write Calling: Encouragement for the Writer's Heart. Plus, this episode is not just for writers! Every woman of God has a Fierce Calling and every woman has experienced doubt at one time or another, amen? As Deb shares in the show, God equips us in what …

  • Dr. Mikala Albertson: Even Through Brokenness Sunset Moments Happen Every Day Dr. Mikala Albertson: Even Through Brokenness Sunset Moments Happen Every Day Play in Edifi Player

    Dr. Mikala Albertson: Even Through Brokenness Sunset Moments Happen Every Day

    Have you ever wished for just an ordinary day? When life's messiness hits hard and we discover the perfect life we strive for doesn't even exist? My guest this week is Dr. Mikala Albertson. She shares how even through brokenness, sunset moments happen every day. As she says, "perfect is pretend--life happens in the ordinary." She also shares about difficult seasons in her marriage, her husband's struggle with addiction, her residency, raising a family. We're talking about her story and her book …

  • Charlotte Guest: How God Confirms Our Calling and Leads Us Through The Valley Charlotte Guest: How God Confirms Our Calling and Leads Us Through The Valley Play in Edifi Player

    Charlotte Guest: How God Confirms Our Calling and Leads Us Through The Valley

    When God confirms our calling, it often comes by way of others. He also fills our emptiness and leads us through the valleys of life. My guest today is Charlotte Guest. She shares How God confirms our calling and leads us through the valley--not to the valley--but through the valley. Charlotte also shares a difficult season in her marriage and how she and her hubby, Gordy, became marriage mentors to young couples. Plus, hear how Charlotte founded Comfort Canines of Tulsa! Perhaps your dog could …