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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

  • Mary Guirovich: Partnering with God in Advancing Your Career Mary Guirovich: Partnering with God in Advancing Your Career Play in Edifi Player

    Mary Guirovich: Partnering with God in Advancing Your Career

    Women face unique challenges when desiring to advance in their careers. Partnering with God in advancing your career is a must. My guest today is Mary Guirovich, author, speaker, and career coach. She helps women realize their value, produce a strategic career plan, and increase their influence wherever God places them. The creator of My Promotion Plan, Mary helps women proactively move forward in the work they love to do. I know what Mary shares will encourage, inspire, and challenge you, so …

  • Michelle Lazurek: When Struggles Teach Us What It Means to Surrender All Michelle Lazurek: When Struggles Teach Us What It Means to Surrender All Play in Edifi Player

    Michelle Lazurek: When Struggles Teach Us What It Means to Surrender All

    What does it mean to surrender all? In this week's episode, When Struggles Teach Us What It Means to Surrender All, author, literary agent, and certified writing coach, Michelle Lazurek, shares openly about her struggles with mental health and what her journey taught her about true surrender. As a pastor's wife, she provides insight into how the church can provide a supportive community where it's okay to be real and ask for help. She offers practical tips for navigating life's hard seasons and …

  • Valerie Neff Hogan: How Wise Women Find Financial Freedom Pt. 2 Valerie Neff Hogan: How Wise Women Find Financial Freedom Pt. 2 Play in Edifi Player

    Valerie Neff Hogan: How Wise Women Find Financial Freedom Pt. 2

    How confident are you when it comes to handling finances? I'm excited to bring you Part 2 this week of How Wise Women Find Financial Freedom. The fabulous mother-daughter team of Miriam Neff and Valerie Neff Hogan co-wrote Wise Women Managing Money: Expert Advice on Debt, Wealth, Budgeting & More. These ladies teach us how wise women find financial freedom. Last week we heard Miriam's perspective and advice and this week we'll hear Valerie's! I know what Valerie shares this week will encourage, …

  • Miriam Neff: How Wise Women Find Financial Freedom Pt. 1 Miriam Neff: How Wise Women Find Financial Freedom Pt. 1 Play in Edifi Player

    Miriam Neff: How Wise Women Find Financial Freedom Pt. 1

    Are you proactive or reactive when it comes to finances? What are the most common budget busters? The good news is we can all become debt free and experience financial freedom. I'm excited to bring the mother-daughter team of Miriam Neff and Valerie Neff Hogan to Fierce Calling. They co-wrote Wise Women Managing Money: Expert Advice on Debt, Wealth, Budgeting & More. These ladies teach us how wise women find financial freedom. Miriam is my part 1 episode, and Valerie is part 2 next week! I know …

  • Brittany Ann: God Can Use What’s Right in Front of You When You Take a Step Forward in Faith Brittany Ann: God Can Use What’s Right in Front of You When You Take a Step Forward in Faith Play in Edifi Player

    Brittany Ann: God Can Use What’s Right in Front of You When You Take a Step Forward in Faith

    What is your next step forward in faith? It's exciting to know that God can use what's right in front of you when you take a step forward in faith. My guest today is Brittany Ann, founder of Equipping Godly Women, a popular online website helping to equip busy women to dig into God's word. She has a heart for helping moms with practical, Biblical advice without all the overwhelm. I know what Brittany shares will encourage, inspire, and challenge you, so listen in while I have a chat with …

  • Rachel Bruno: From Victim to Victorious–A Mother’s Fight for Justice Rachel Bruno: From Victim to Victorious–A Mother’s Fight for Justice Play in Edifi Player

    Rachel Bruno: From Victim to Victorious–A Mother’s Fight for Justice

    Rachel Bruno lived a nightmare, and you'll want to hear her story. Her 7-week- old baby and toddler son were seized by Child Protective Services when her newborn sustained critical cranial injuries while in the care of a nanny. Rachel was innocent and never harmed her child--yet she was accused of this terrible crime. But God! Don't miss this episode From Victim to Victorious--A Mother's Fight For Justice. We're talking about her powerful story of God's intervention and redemption. She shares …

  • Anjuli Paschall: Awakening to the Full Life God has Already Given You Anjuli Paschall: Awakening to the Full Life God has Already Given You Play in Edifi Player

    Anjuli Paschall: Awakening to the Full Life God has Already Given You

    When in your life have you been the most awake? How people answer that question may surprise you. My guest today is Anjuli Paschall and we are talking about her latest book Awake: Paying Attention to What Matters Most in a World That's Pulling You Apart. What does it mean to live your life awake? According to Anjuli, a full life isn't found by chasing it--it's found by coming awake to it. You can experience an awakening to the life God has already given you. I know what Anjuli shares will …

  • Laine Lawson Craft: God Still Moves Miraculously On Our Behalf Laine Lawson Craft: God Still Moves Miraculously On Our Behalf Play in Edifi Player

    Laine Lawson Craft: God Still Moves Miraculously On Our Behalf

    God still moves miraculously on our behalf. Isn't that encouraging? My guest today is Laine Lawson Craft, and you are going to love her! Religion had failed her, and her marriage was failing too--but God. She shares how the layers of life piled upon the layers of hurt and how God transformed and restored it all. Now she's helping others find hope too. God called Laine from her deepest pain to help others. Laine shares what she calls the "3-R process" to take hearts into healing. Laine desires to …

  • Gina Birkemeier: Breaking Free From Generational Dysfunction and Trauma Gina Birkemeier: Breaking Free From Generational Dysfunction and Trauma Play in Edifi Player

    Gina Birkemeier: Breaking Free From Generational Dysfunction and Trauma

    How does past generational dysfunction impact future generations? It can inform who someone becomes, what they believe about themselves, others, and even God. But here's the good news: DNA is not our destiny. Breaking free from generational dysfunction and trauma is possible because God redeemed us and our broken stories. We don't have to wear false labels, we are sons and daughters of the King. My guest today is Gina Birkemeier LPC, and this conversation is packed full of golden-nugget truth. …

  • Wendy Speake: How Fasting Leads to Spiritual Feasting Wendy Speake: How Fasting Leads to Spiritual Feasting Play in Edifi Player

    Wendy Speake: How Fasting Leads to Spiritual Feasting

    Are you ready to experience a spiritual feast? My guest today, Wendy Speake, is a trained actress, author, Bible teacher, and speaker. She shares how fasting leads to spiritual feasting. It began when she sought what God wanted for her life. Soon Wendy was inviting others to join her on a 40-day sugar fast journey and the response was overwhelming. What she and so many others discovered was how to stop turning to sugar and other things to satisfy, and return to God. We talk about her books The …

  • Billie Jauss: Detoxing from Internal Distractions & Emotional Toxins Billie Jauss: Detoxing from Internal Distractions & Emotional Toxins Play in Edifi Player

    Billie Jauss: Detoxing from Internal Distractions & Emotional Toxins

    Ever felt discouraged and defeated? I think we can all raise our hands. On today's show, my guest Billie Jauss shares how she went through such a season. Through prayer, she worked through a process of detoxing from internal distractions & emotional toxins. Hear how in Billie's recent book Distraction Detox: Release Emotional Barriers, Restructure Priorities, Realize God's Best , she shares the process to help others too. The book provides actionable steps in moving forward in detoxing the toxic …

  • Karen Kingsbury: Making a Best-Seller Out of the Days of Your Life Karen Kingsbury: Making a Best-Seller Out of the Days of Your Life Play in Edifi Player

    Karen Kingsbury: Making a Best-Seller Out of the Days of Your Life

    Friends, I'm excited to welcome Karen Kingsbury to the show! In today's episode, Making a Best-Seller Out of the Days of Your Life, you'll hear how God has been so faithful in Karen's life. I enjoyed my conversation with Karen so much, and this #1 best-selling New York Times novelist is a gracious and humble woman of God. Making a best-seller out of the days of your life isn't about best-selling books, it's about Jesus in us, and don't you just love that? You'll also love the precious story of …

  • Mabel Ninan: Living as Citizens of Heaven and Foreigners on Earth Mabel Ninan: Living as Citizens of Heaven and Foreigners on Earth Play in Edifi Player

    Mabel Ninan: Living as Citizens of Heaven and Foreigners on Earth

    Have you ever felt out of place? A little lost after moving to a new town, state, or even country? My guest today is Mabel Ninan. After moving to America from India as a newlywed, Mabel struggled with identity and purpose. Then something exciting and unexpected happened--God revealed to her she was not only an earthly immigrant but a spiritual one too, and what she was feeling was more natural than she thought. On today's show, we're talking about living as citizens of heaven and foreigners on …

  • Fierce Calling Lisa Appelo: God Reshapes What’s Shattered So Life Can Be Good Again Play in Edifi Player

    Lisa Appelo: God Reshapes What’s Shattered So Life Can Be Good Again

    What can we learn in the midst of tragic circumstances? My guest today, Lisa Appelo, reminds us that God's goodness doesn't start and stop. He is faithful and good all the time. She shares how "God reshapes what's shattered" so life can be good again. Eleven years ago, Lisa went to bed happily married to her high school sweetheart and woke up a widow and single mom. We talk about the days, months, and years following the loss of the man she'd loved since high school. But that's not all we talk …