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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

  • Yvonne Marie: Learning the Practice of Knowing God on a Personal Level Yvonne Marie: Learning the Practice of Knowing God on a Personal Level Play in Edifi Player

    Yvonne Marie: Learning the Practice of Knowing God on a Personal Level

    The most amazing and precious thing in our lives is knowing God. On today's show, my friend Yvonne Marie shares about learning the practice of knowing God on a personal level. Why is that important? Because when we know Him on a personal and intimate level, we will know His voice when we hear it. Hear the story behind Yvonne's book Kill the Busy Save the Bee: What It Really Means to Be Still and Know and what that means for all of us. This episode is fun, heartwarming, real, and relatable. You …

  • Celebrating 100 Episodes! Host Doris Swift Shares Her Testimony & the Story Behind Fierce Calling Celebrating 100 Episodes! Host Doris Swift Shares Her Testimony & the Story Behind Fierce Calling Play in Edifi Player

    Celebrating 100 Episodes! Host Doris Swift Shares Her Testimony & the Story Behind Fierce Calling

    Hey friends, welcome to episode 100 of the Fierce Calling Podcast! I am celebrating 100 episodes with you but this episode is not what I had originally planned. I had the entire show recorded and ready, but God had other plans for this milestone episode. So I deleted the entire original recording and re-recorded this one. Listen in and find out what God led me to share in this episode Host Doris Swift Shares Her Testimony & the Story Behind Fierce Calling. Exciting Book News I Share About in the …

  • Julie Lavender: Making Momentous moments that Matter Julie Lavender: Making Momentous moments that Matter Play in Edifi Player

    Julie Lavender: Making Momentous moments that Matter

    Julie Lavender tells us that moments don't have to be monumental to be momentous. That is a powerful statement. What if we lived our lives making momentous moments that matter? We are a busy bunch of people but that doesn't mean we can't learn to slow down and savor moments with those who mean the most to us. Hear how Julie writes Bible stories for parents, grandparents, and anyone who has impressionable children in their lives. We talk about meaningful moments we spend now that make an impact …

  • Cindy LaFavre Yorks: From Red Carpet Stilettos to Fierce Calling Sandals Cindy LaFavre Yorks: From Red Carpet Stilettos to Fierce Calling Sandals Play in Edifi Player

    Cindy LaFavre Yorks: From Red Carpet Stilettos to Fierce Calling Sandals

    Cindy LaFavre Yorks graced many a red carpet after achieving the role of Fashion Editor for the LA Daily News. As an award-winning journalist, she interviewed celebrities, attended the Oscars, and made her way around the circuit, helicopter style. She lived in a high-profile, grand entrance kind of world until God changed the trajectory of her life. She traded in her red- carpet stilettos for fierce calling sandals, becoming a special needs parent and walking through new and humbling doors God …

  • Linda Evans Shepherd: Transformative Prayer Experiences with God Linda Evans Shepherd: Transformative Prayer Experiences with God Play in Edifi Player

    Linda Evans Shepherd: Transformative Prayer Experiences with God

    As a woman who was desperate to reach God after a family tragedy, Linda Evans Shepherd became a prayer investigator! She spent years pursuing ways to better intercede, influence and change situations, touch God’s heart, and even see miracles, all through prayer. Now she leads others into transformative prayer experiences with God. Hear about her answer-to-prayer miracle, the two prayers God always answers, how to pray when you don't know how to pray, and how Linda helps others surrender their …

  • Christina Custodio: On That Day When Your Life Forever Changes–God Is Still Good Christina Custodio: On That Day When Your Life Forever Changes–God Is Still Good Play in Edifi Player

    Christina Custodio: On That Day When Your Life Forever Changes–God Is Still Good

    On an steamy September evening in South Carolina, Christina Custodio dropped her son off at his middle school football practice. Not long after, she received a call to pick him up and moments after arriving at the field, she knew something was terribly wrong. Christina found strength in the Lord and shares how even on that day when your life forever changes--God is still good. In this impactful and emotionally charged episode, we'll hear what happened on that day and the days to come. We also …

  • Sarah Geringer: Adult Children of Divorce, Healthy Boundaries, and Healing in Christ Sarah Geringer: Adult Children of Divorce, Healthy Boundaries, and Healing in Christ Play in Edifi Player

    Sarah Geringer: Adult Children of Divorce, Healthy Boundaries, and Healing in Christ

    There's no way around it--divorce is painful and the trauma has a ripple effect. My guest today is Sarah Geringer and we're talking about adult children of divorce, healthy boundaries, and healing in Christ. Sarah knows first-hand about the trauma adult children suffer when parents divorce. She's lived it. And she is one of 60 million who are living it. In this impactful episode, we'll hear Sarah's story and what she's learned about setting healthy boundaries. She shares encouragement and hope …

  • Laura Perry: A Radical Redemption from Transgender to a Transformed Heart Laura Perry: A Radical Redemption from Transgender to a Transformed Heart Play in Edifi Player

    Laura Perry: A Radical Redemption from Transgender to a Transformed Heart

    Laura Perry lived for nearly a decade as a transgender man named “Jake” before realizing thedeception of the transgender lifestyle and leaving it all behind. In today's show, Laura shares with us how she experienced a radical redemption from transgender to a transformed heart. Embracing her true identity as a woman, her transformation was chronicled in a documentary, In His Image, and she now shares her story of redemption at churches and conferences to help others find the same freedom. Hear …

  • Kristine Brown: Walking in the Level of Trust We Claim to Know Kristine Brown: Walking in the Level of Trust We Claim to Know Play in Edifi Player

    Kristine Brown: Walking in the Level of Trust We Claim to Know

    What does it look like to trust God in every season of our lives? Are we truly walking in the level of trust we claim to know? My guest today is Kristine Brown, who left a teaching career to do what she thought was her next right step. Then her journey detoured in a direction she had not planned to take. But God... Hear what happened and how the ministry More Than Yourself came to be. I know what Kristine has to share will encourage, inspire, and challenge you--so listen in while I have a chat …

  • Darlene Larson: Pain to Purpose–Connecting the Dots in Our Stories Darlene Larson: Pain to Purpose–Connecting the Dots in Our Stories Play in Edifi Player

    Darlene Larson: Pain to Purpose–Connecting the Dots in Our Stories

    Have you ever walked through a hard season and wondered if your pain had purpose? Today, we're talking about how God helps us go from pain to purpose by connecting the dots in our stories. We're also talking about going from stuck to unstuck, and what it means to stay on the Potter's wheel. My guest today is Darlene Larson. She knew that all the pain, abuse, heartbreak, and grief in her story would lead to something more God could use--she just wasn't sure how to connect the dots. Hear how God …

  • Blythe Daniel & Dr. Helen McIntosh: I Love You Mom~Word Gifts to Affirm the Mom in Your Life Blythe Daniel & Dr. Helen McIntosh: I Love You Mom~Word Gifts to Affirm the Mom in Your Life Play in Edifi Player

    Blythe Daniel & Dr. Helen McIntosh: I Love You Mom~Word Gifts to Affirm the Mom in Your Life

    Have you ever spent hours looking for that perfect gift for your mom? Do you sometimes struggle with finding just the right words to say what you feel? Is there a mama figure in your life you'd love to bless? I've got just the thing! On today's show, I welcome back Blythe Daniel and Dr. Helen McIntosh. This mother-daughter team co-authored the new book, I Love You, Mom! Cherished Word Gifts From My Heart to Yours. This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever seen and it's chock-full of …

  • Patti Garibay: Standing for God–The American Heritage Girls Story Patti Garibay: Standing for God–The American Heritage Girls Story Play in Edifi Player

    Patti Garibay: Standing for God–The American Heritage Girls Story

    I'm excited about this week's show Standing for God--The American Heritage Girls Story! It was 1993 when Patti Garibay answered her Fierce Calling. A dedicated Girl Scouts leader for 12 years, God changed the trajectory of her life when she became the founder and Executive Director of American Heritage Girls, a Christ-centered national leadership and character development program for girls. Hear what happened and the reason God called American Heritage Girls into existence through Patti and some …

  • You Have a Fierce Identity in Christ–Bonus Episode You Have a Fierce Identity in Christ–Bonus Episode Play in Edifi Player

    You Have a Fierce Identity in Christ–Bonus Episode

    “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…” Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV). Friend, you have a fierce identity in Christ.... On a shivery January day... a sweet young mom-to-be experienced her first twinges of labor. Excited and frightened all at once, she entered the hospital with great anticipation of what would be–warm snuggles with her new little one and soft scents of everything baby. This was her first experience giving birth. She hardly knew what to expect and …

  • Becky Kopitzke: Making a Difference by Loving Others Well Becky Kopitzke: Making a Difference by Loving Others Well Play in Edifi Player

    Becky Kopitzke: Making a Difference by Loving Others Well

    We all want to be a blessing to others, but sometimes we're just not sure how to do it. What if we truly lived in the joy of Christ daily and made a huge difference in the lives of others. What if we moved beyond saying everything is okay when it's not, and really getting to the heart of the matter? We can learn how to make a difference by loving & blessing others well. My guest today is author, speaker, and co-founder of The Inspired Business, Becky Kopitzke. We're talking about how to love …