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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

  • The Longing Within: Finding Hope, Faith, and God’s Faithfulness in the Waiting with Laura C Brandenburg The Longing Within: Finding Hope, Faith, and God’s Faithfulness in the Waiting with Laura C Brandenburg Play in Edifi Player

    The Longing Within: Finding Hope, Faith, and God’s Faithfulness in the Waiting with Laura C Brandenburg

    Welcome to another episode of Fierce Calling! In this week's episode, I welcome back inspiring author, Laura C. Brandenburg. Get ready for a thought- provoking conversation about operating in our gifts and aligning with God's plan. Laura shares how she walked away from being a full professor to fulfill a bigger dream. She shares her deeply personal story of infertility and God's faithfulness throughout that journey. We dive deep into the relevance of biblical truth in different seasons. Laura's …

  • Living Fiercely: Lessons on Mentoring, Ministering, and Embracing a Life without Regrets with Rhonda Stoppe Living Fiercely: Lessons on Mentoring, Ministering, and Embracing a Life without Regrets with Rhonda Stoppe Play in Edifi Player

    Living Fiercely: Lessons on Mentoring, Ministering, and Embracing a Life without Regrets with Rhonda Stoppe

    Welcome back to another episode of Fierce Calling, where we dive deep into topics that challenge and inspire us to live passionately and walk in our calling. This week, we have a phenomenal guest with us, Rhonda Stoppe, an incredible author, speaker, and mentor. In this episode, Rhonda opens up about the power of truth and transformation in mentoring relationships, while sharing her own experiences and insights. Rhonda brings a wealth of wisdom and encouragement that will bless every listener. …

  • Partnering with God to Win Back Your Prodigal with Lane Lawson Craft Partnering with God to Win Back Your Prodigal with Lane Lawson Craft Play in Edifi Player

    Partnering with God to Win Back Your Prodigal with Lane Lawson Craft

    Welcome back to another episode of Fierce Calling! This week we have a truly powerful and eye-opening conversation in store for you. My guest, Lane Lawson Craft, is a best-selling author, award-winning media host, and in-demand speaker who has partnered with struggling parents. Lane joins us to share her story, as well as the powerful message found in her book, The Parents Battle Plan: Warfare Strategies to Win Back Your Prodigal. This is the second guest interview I've had with Laine, and she …

  • Finding Hope in the Midst of Heartache: Janet Eckles’s Inspiring Story of Overcoming Through Christ Finding Hope in the Midst of Heartache: Janet Eckles’s Inspiring Story of Overcoming Through Christ Play in Edifi Player

    Finding Hope in the Midst of Heartache: Janet Eckles’s Inspiring Story of Overcoming Through Christ

    Hey friends! Welcome back to another impactful episode of Fierce Calling. Today we have an incredible guest joining us: Janet Perez Eckles. Janet takes us on a deeply personal and inspiring journey, sharing her story of overcoming adversity and finding hope in the face of literal darkness. Janet's life seemed like a dream come true, but everything changed when she was diagnosed with a retinal disease that rapidly stole her sight. Her marriage was in turmoil and her hope waning. Then something …

  • Creating Safe Spaces: Mental Health, Faith, Family, and Connection with Lori Wildenberg Creating Safe Spaces: Mental Health, Faith, Family, and Connection with Lori Wildenberg Play in Edifi Player

    Creating Safe Spaces: Mental Health, Faith, Family, and Connection with Lori Wildenberg

    Welcome, listeners, to another episode of Fierce Calling! In this episode, Creating Safe Spaces: Mental Health, Faith, Family, and Connection, our host Doris is joined by the incredible Lori Wildenberg, a licensed parent and family educator, also known as a parent coach. Lori is here to discuss her journey and share her profound insights on topics ranging from faith and parenting to overcoming challenges in life. Our conversation with Lori begins with a thought-provoking analogy. She also shares …

  • Empowering Women in Their Callings with Julie Holmquist Empowering Women in Their Callings with Julie Holmquist Play in Edifi Player

    Empowering Women in Their Callings with Julie Holmquist

    My special guest, Julie Holmquist, an author, speaker, and host of the Kairos Moments podcast, shares her insights on calling out the gifts and talents in women. She loves helping equip women in what God calls them to do. He leads and uses Julie in empowering women in their callings and purpose. In this episode, Julie emphasizes the importance of words of affirmation and how they can truly uplift and encourage us on our paths. She also sheds light on the need to discern the source of feedback …

  • Finding Hope: Navigating Dysfunction and Difficulties in Life with Dr. Mel Tavares Finding Hope: Navigating Dysfunction and Difficulties in Life with Dr. Mel Tavares Play in Edifi Player

    Finding Hope: Navigating Dysfunction and Difficulties in Life with Dr. Mel Tavares

    Welcome to Fierce Calling! In this episode, Finding Hope: Navigating Dysfunction and Difficulties in Life with Dr. Mel Tavares, Dr. Mel opens up about her personal journey, filled with difficult choices, challenging relationships, and health issues. Despite these hardships, Dr. Tavares has dedicated her life to supporting and empowering women facing similar struggles. Growing up in a dysfunctional environment, Dr. Tavares understands the weight of making tough choices. She shares her experience …

  • Ann Coker: Reflections on Caregiving, Faith, and A Legacy of Love Ann Coker: Reflections on Caregiving, Faith, and A Legacy of Love Play in Edifi Player

    Ann Coker: Reflections on Caregiving, Faith, and A Legacy of Love

    On this episode, Reflections on Caregiving, Faith, and A Legacy of Love, join host Doris Swift as she welcomes author Ann Coker to the show. Ann shares her journey of compiling her husband Bill's sermons into book form. Despite facing challenges, including Bill's Alzheimer's diagnosis and the couple's move to Indianapolis for caregiving support, Ann's passion for seeing Bill's message in print has driven her forward. She encourages listeners to document their own treasures and experiences, as it …

  • Supernatural Joy: Discovering the Source that Transcends Circumstances Supernatural Joy: Discovering the Source that Transcends Circumstances Play in Edifi Player

    Supernatural Joy: Discovering the Source that Transcends Circumstances

    On this special edition episode of Fierce Calling, we explore the concept of supernatural joy, of purposeful pruning, abundant fruit, and how maintaining a posture of praise to the Lord can lead us to a fruitful life. Pruning, as discussed in this episode, becomes a necessary process for bearing much fruit. We learn the power of asking the Lord to remove things in our lives that are not pleasing to Him, allowing us to grow and thrive. The significance of abiding in Jesus is highlighted, showing …

  • Jennifer Dukes Lee: What Stuff Would You Only Tell God? Jennifer Dukes Lee: What Stuff Would You Only Tell God? Play in Edifi Player

    Jennifer Dukes Lee: What Stuff Would You Only Tell God?

    What stuff would you only tell God? In her guided journal, Stuff I’d Only Tell God, my return guest, Jennifer Dukes Lee, creates space for people to reflect on their deepest feelings, fears, hopes, and dreams. She gives everyone permission to release their whole selves into God’s hands and allows them to embrace the true, weird, beautiful, and wonderfully made creations God created them to be. Stuff I’d Only Tell God is a fun and provocatively creative guided journal filled with exercises to …

  • Lori Ann Wood: Wrestling with Faith & Navigating Life’s Detours to Find the Faith We’ve Always Wanted Lori Ann Wood: Wrestling with Faith & Navigating Life’s Detours to Find the Faith We’ve Always Wanted Play in Edifi Player

    Lori Ann Wood: Wrestling with Faith & Navigating Life’s Detours to Find the Faith We’ve Always Wanted

    Have you ever found yourself on a path you didn't choose, but it made all the difference in your life? In this episode of Fierce Calling, I'm talking with my friend Lori Ann Wood, a Christian writer and heart failure survivor. We're talking about wrestling with faith and navigating life's detours to find the faith we've always wanted. Lori shares her personal experience with heart failure, questioning her faith, and the value of asking questions. The episode encourages listeners who may be going …

  • Surrendering Our Joy Stealers and Knowing We Belong Surrendering Our Joy Stealers and Knowing We Belong Play in Edifi Player

    Surrendering Our Joy Stealers and Knowing We Belong

    Friend, what is threatening to steal your joy today? Do you struggle with finding your place? What about when you feel left out, passed over, or uninvited? Our minds can really do a number on us. So many things threaten to steal our joy, so let's talk about this issue today. I can relate to feelings of not belonging and feelings of being left out. But you know what? Truth be told, I’ve done that to others too. Yup, (gulp) guilty as charged. I remember it well—my first-grade birthday party. I …

  • Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield: Hearing the Voice and Experiencing the Love of Abba Father Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield: Hearing the Voice and Experiencing the Love of Abba Father Play in Edifi Player

    Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield: Hearing the Voice and Experiencing the Love of Abba Father

    Are you looking for a relationship and waiting for "the one" to come your way? Have you ever wondered if what you're hearing is God's voice? Then you'll want to hear Dr. Michelle's story. Hear how God "downloaded" what He wanted her to know, including a ministry project He was calling her to. Dr. Michelle shares how she was missing something in her life--a relationship with her Abba Father. She began hearing from God, the Father, and it transformed her life. Coming from a background of abuse by …

  • Julie Zine Coleman: Losing Limitations and Finding Freedom for Women Through God’s Design Julie Zine Coleman: Losing Limitations and Finding Freedom for Women Through God’s Design Play in Edifi Player

    Julie Zine Coleman: Losing Limitations and Finding Freedom for Women Through God’s Design

    What does the Bible say about the roles of women in the church, home, and workplace? Are women limited to only certain roles? My guest this week is Julie Zine Coleman. From a place of love, of both the Word of God and others, Julie unpacks Scriptures that have long been misunderstood regarding women and traditional gender roles. This episode, Losing Limitations and Finding Freedom for Women Through God's Design, will knock your socks off! Do people still say that? Listen in to see what I mean. …