SJP #006: Heidi St. John {Part 1} – Biblical Encouragement for Busy Moms

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SJP Episode #006 with Heidi St. John {Part 1} Biblical Encouragement for Busy Moms

Simply Joyful Podcast — Heidi St. John Part 1: Biblical Encouragement for Busy Moms 

Motherhood is not easy. We all can use encouragement along the way. Well, Heidi St. John is a master encourager! What I love about Heidi is that she’s not afraid to be very real and vulnerable about her “busy” life as a wife, mom of seven, and ministry leader. Heidi’s passion is sharing biblical encouragement — and boy, does she share a lot with us today.

Heidi is a dynamic speaker and has a very popular blog called The Busy Mom. Equally as popular is her podcast, The Busy Mom.

In this episode Heidi and I chat about the struggles facing moms today. We discuss joy stealers like busyness and playing the comparison game. This podcast interview was so awesome…and long…that I split it into two episodes. That’s what happens when you put two chatty people together. What’s really funny is that we chatted for about 15 minutes before we started recording. Just think how long it would have been if I’d started recording that, too.

I know you are going to just love this episode with Heidi! Get ready to be encouraged!

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 Highlights from This Show:

  • Heidi’s passion is biblical encouragement and turning the hearts of parents back to the Word of God for the direction of their families and for raising their children.
  • I share about my backstory on how Heidi inspired me to start writing and blogging on homeschooling.
  • I mention my insomnia story in this episode. I share all about my 20+ year insomnia story HERE.
  • We talk about busyness — of course! — and the importance of spending time in the Word and our need to consult the Lord!
  •  “My version of sane is someone else's version of crazy. It all comes down to what God's called us and equipped us to do.” —Heidi St. John
  • “Women need more time than we give ourselves…to hear the Lord and be still.” —Heidi St. John
  • The comparison trap is a joy stealer. We also talk about some of the common lies that women listen to — even women in the Bible! (The story of Sarai & Hagar)
  • “One of the lies that moms fall for is the lie that our kids have to be doing everything.” —Heidi St. John
  • “It's a game changer when we begin to pray and bring things to the Lord. It makes a total difference in my day when I don't take my stuff before the Lord.” —Heidi St. John
  • Busyness can interfere with our time with God and can affect generations to come.
  • “Everyone is working backwards with priorities. (Moms) fill their schedules, which makes their whole lives busy, then they focus on their kids…and maybe on their husbands next. Then God is absolutely last.” — Kristi Clover
  • “Those are the priorities that God lays down in His word. People say, “Where did you come up with that?” I didn't. God came up with it. Don't shoot the messenger!” —Heidi St. John
  • We also talked about how legalism can push the younger generation away from the Lord.
  • “Due to legalism, kids are walking away from the Lord, rejecting the faith of their parents because they were raised with rules and not relationships which is a departure from the word of God.” —Heidi St. John
  • Satan can make himself look small and insignificant so we don’t notice him. (1 Peter 5:8)
  • We referenced my podcast episode with Jill Savage podcast and how “slow fades” in marriage start small and become big.
  • We laughed about Heidi’s recent podcast series on sex that she recorded with her husband, Jay.
  • Heidi references her book “The Busy Mom's Guide to Romance” and God's design for sex.
  • I shared my embarrassing story about when I misread the cover of Bill & Pam Farrell’s Red-Hot Monogamy book.
  • Heidi just did an episode entitled Hot Monogamy on her podcast HERE
  • “God gave sex to you. It wasn't just for procreation. God could have made it as boring as He wanted to. He didn't. He made it amazing. We're the ones who screw it up.” —Heidi St. John
  • Heidi has a new book coming this fall called Becoming Mom Strong. She shares her inspiration behind the book.
  • Heidi shares a bit about the physical abuse in her childhood and anxiety that she dealt with. (2 Corinthians 12:9 & Romans 8:28)
  • “God wants to use those things that were hard in your life.” —Heidi St. John
  • We start to talk about how womanhood is under attack…STAY TUNED FOR PART TWO OF THE INTERVIEW TO HEAR MORE!
  • Genesis 16
  • Judges 6
  • Isaiah 40:11 (ESV)
  • 1 Peter 5:8 (ESV)
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV)
  • Romans 8:28 


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