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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”   ~ Marcel Proust When was the last time you discovered something new? When was the last time you lost yourself in a good book that took you on a journey of exploration, in which you dreaded coming to the final words, The End!? I, (Lisa), love a good book accompanied by a cup of coffee, which ends up being more like a hot milk shake the way I make it!  To be honest, I am usually reading several books at the same time because I crave the challenge, intrigue, and discovery of distant lands, interesting people, and new concepts.  Authors become mentors, and books become friends. And when it comes to authors and books, the name of C.S. Lewis is unrivaled! We have a rare treat on Girlfriendit Radio this week with our two dynamic guests: You won’t want to miss our interview with Colin Duriez, who is a highly respected and renowned author and lecturer on both C.S. Lewis and J.R. Tolkien. In The A–Z of C.S. Lewis: An Encyclopedia of His Life, Thought and Writings, Colin provides a comprehensive introduction to Lewis’ life, family, friends, career, marriage and writings, as well as an inside look into the worlds he created, the creatures he imagined, and the studies he delighted in. Lean in to our time with Tammy Smith, Children’s Director at Impact Community Church in Sacramento, CA, and a leader with the ministry of Bloom, an incredible network for church planter's spouses. A few of our favorite quotes from C.S. Lewis:

We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.

Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.

Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably. BTW – Here’s a recent discovery: The App, Red Stamp! Great for sending fun messages, notes, cards. Best part: It’s free!
Are you standing at a crossroads in life right now? Are you staring, contemplating the unknown, and deciding whether to follow your heart or your head? It all comes down to the choices we make. At times, I (Lisa) have a hard time making decisions, especially if they really aren’t that significant. Where should we go for dinner? What shirt should I wear this day?  These kind of decisions don’t have too many consequences if I choose at random. But there are those life decisions that have major consequences if made without thought or wisdom. The Road Unknown can be filled with excitement and expectation. As you step onto this road, whether it be a new relationship, a new job, or making a move, are you entering with wisdom? Ask Yourself:
  • Why do I want this?
  • Are my motives pure?
  • Are my expectations realistic?
  • How will this affect others?
  • Will I have regrets if I do or don’t do whatever it is?
  • Will God be blessed?
Joining our show this week on Girlfriendit Radio is Barbara Cameron, author of more than 20 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies, and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. When a relative took her to visit the Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she felt led to write about the spiritual values and simple joys she witnessed there. Cameron advises, “Anyone feeling at a crossroads in life should stand back and ask God for guidance.  Jumping impulsively is almost always a problem although you can over-analyze things. Listen for divine guidance and always pay attention to the still small voice you have within." Seeking Christ in the Crossroads,
“What it's like to be a parent: It's one of the hardest things you'll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.”   ~ Nicholas Sparks Do you ever feel like you are wearing the “Horrible Parent” tee shirt?  Parenting, even on the best of days, can leave one feeling isolated, frustrated, and guilty. If you’ve never felt alone in your parenting, then you are alone! We’ve all been there, done that. I (Lisa) distinctly remember questioning myself, wondering if I was ruining my kids by all the things I felt we didn’t have enough of: quality time, meals together, family devotions, family get-aways, reading time, homework time, or (fill in the blank.)  Moms do guilt well... very, very well! I was (still am) an expert in that field, but now that I have an empty nest, I have the perspective that comes with hindsight. My son and daughter are wonderful people, and they and their spouses are some of my best friends. Here are a few things I have learned in the journey of parenting:
  • No two families are alike. Quit comparing.
  • Offer grace – to yourself and to your kids.
  • Let it go . . . the guilt, the high expectations, the unnecessary pressure to do more.
  • There is no perfect parent, so stop trying to be one. You will make mistakes – learn and move forward.
  • Be a friend (have fun) but don’t forget to be the parent (draw the line).
  • Enjoy the journey and your kids . . . and lean on God.  He fills in a lot of gaps!!
Joining us this week on Girlfriendit Radio are two very special guests: Tricia Goyer, author, speaker, radio host and family life/teen expert. Tricia has authored several books on family and parenting, and has been a co-author with Max Lucado and Robin Jones Gunn. You will be inspired and walk away with some great insights and tips! Suzi Lantz, a girlfriend from the Church Planting Ministry called Bloom. She is the Missional Community Resourcing Developer at LoveCanton, where she and her husband have been busy planting the church. With you in the journey,

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