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Author: Lyvita Brooks

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Join Lyvita every second and fourth Thursday to chat about faith, self-talk, healing, productivity, ministry, business, book reviews and Christian news. And yeah, everything in between. We will bring you interviews, inspiration, information, and implementation on how to live intentionally and be more productive. 
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Navigating life's trials often feels like a solitary journey, but it's during these times that we're called to lean into our faith and trust the path God has laid out for us. My own journey through divorce and the ensuing search for purpose has been a testament to this delicate balance. I open up about the struggles of discerning divine messages from my desires, and the importance of intentional quiet time with God to silence the negative self-talk that can easily spiral out of control. Inspi...
When life throws curveballs, where do you find the strength to catch them? Dr. Tyra Hodge joins host, Lyvita to share her awe-inspiring narrative of life's struggles and the need to keep her faith in God. It’s clear that her journey is a testament to the belief that our biggest challenges can lead to our greatest victories. She shares insights about her non-profit 'Parenting Connections', and the innovation behind a streaming channel for teens—by teens—that promises a trustworthy ...
When the fabric of our lives is torn by trauma, the journey toward mending can be as daunting as it is necessary. Sarah Bowling and Isabell Bowling, a mother-daughter team and authors of "Road to Wholeness Healing from Trauma," join me to unravel the tangled threads of pain and recovery. Together, we delve into the heart of trauma, sharing personal anecdotes and generational wisdom that shed light on the path to healing. We discuss the importance of acknowledging and confronting our deepest w...
As we praise God for the 100th episode, I can't help but marvel at the unexpected gifts this podcasting journey has bestowed upon me. From the moment God inspired me down this path, I've experience lessons not just in the art of conversation but in the very fabric of life. This milestone episode is a tapestry of reflections, weaving the humor found in divine guidance with the threads of personal challenges that have shaped both my spirit and this show. I invite you to look back on the m...
Have you ever felt the tug at your heart, urging you to step beyond the known and into a life of deeper faith? Join me, Lyvita and my guest Cecil Taylor as we traverse the path that takes us from the cozy confines of our comfort zones to the exhilarating trust zone where God's plan becomes our compass. Cecil, author of "From Comfort Zone to Trust Zone How Jesus Urges Us to Take Leaps of Faith for His Kingdom," imparts wisdom on how to quiet the anxieties that chain us to predictability and ho...
Have you ever felt the weight of the world on your shoulders, agreeing to every request out of fear or habit? Your level of anxiety increasing because you want to say "No" but afraid of losing your job or respect from others? Lyvita sheds light on the toll that people-pleasing can take on you being all God's called you to be. This heart-to-heart aims to empower you to gracefully decline and embrace the beauty of putting your well-being first. We confront the myths surrounding selfishness when...
Have you ever felt hijacked by your own thoughts? Unwanted intrusive thoughts can be more than just a nuisance; they often leave us feeling out of control and questioning our own sanity. As believers, this can be confusing. Join me, Lyvita Brooks, as I open up about my own battle with these clutter monsters. This episode isn't just about sharing struggles; it's about equipping you with the tools to deal with and how to manage unwanted intrusive thoughts. So you can go and do what ...
When life feels like a glob of mess, sometimes all it takes is a stroke of creativity to clear the mind. It's my pleasure to introduce you to Kelly Brinkman, the imaginative force behind "Art for the Soul," in a conversation that reveals how art can be a profound conduit for spiritual renewal. As you listen, you'll be transfixed by the way Kelly compares the malleability of clay in an artist's hands to our own transformation under divine guidance. We weave through the pages of her book,...
Have you ever considered how the twists and turns of your personal journey have led you to where you stand today? Sit down with Lyvita Brooks and her storytelling coach, Valeria Elliott, as they embark on a poignant exploration of the essence of our personal narratives and their profound impact on our lives. This episode isn't just a chat; it's a deep dive into the heart of our identities, spotlighting the significance of understanding and sharing our stories—not as exhaustive life summaries ...
Beginning 2024 with fasting and prayer can cause you to examine yourself bringing you closer to God. This is, Lyvita Brooks' journey, and she hopes it inspires you to seek God's face.Resources Mentioned on the Episode and suggested reading & social media handles:Lyvitabrooks.com/contact Calls to Action:· Sign up for The Me Project Academy Newsletter for resources on decluttering your mind in order to grow in Christ, academy news and new releases of the podc...
Have you ever felt the sting when a resounding 'yes' from God unexpectedly turns into a 'no'? Sounds weird huh? What do you do?Join me, your host Lyvita, on an unexpected journey through the life of Jarius and myself in understanding God's perfect timing. And also, the importance of asking the right question. Resources Mentioned on the Episode and suggested reading & social media handles:Lyvitabrooks.com/contactNewsletter for February activities Calls to Action:· &nb...
Have you ever felt the weight of mental clutter muffling God's voice in your life? I certainly have, and it's why I, Lyvita, am inviting you to clear the noise and join me on a spiritual expedition designed to renew our focus on what truly matters. My own battles with anxiety and its impact on my wellbeing revealed a need for silence, a space where God's whispers can break through the chaos. This episode is not just about self-improvement; it's about soul improvement. Embracing our unique voi...
Imagine finding hope in the most challenging moments of your life, and transforming that hope into a purpose that reaches beyond yourself. That's exactly what my double cousin, Natalie Smalley, did. In a time of intense personal struggle, Natalie discovered the profound difference faith and an in-depth study of the Bible can make. Together, we dive deep into the spiritual discipline of Bible study, focusing on the powerful message in 1 Corinthians 2:6-9, revealing God’s plans for us all, no m...
Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed, needing stillness and clarity? Discover how a purposeful pause can align you with divine purpose, as I, your host Lyvita Brooks, share my personal journey on why I'm taking a sabbatical in this episode of Hanging Out with Jesus Podcast. We engage in a reflective discourse on the importance of listening to God's voice, particularly in times of transition, and how this intentional quiet time can lead to rejuvenation and a fresh perspective on life. Even...
I'm Lyvita Brooks, your host, and in this episode, I will share a practical spiritual exercise to unburden your mind. We'll explore how to turn the simple prayer - 'God, help me to filter out what I don't need to worry about' - into a powerful tool for eliminating unnecessary stress and anxiety from our lives. Together, we'll hang out with Jesus drawing from scriptures that help us let go so we can move on doing what God's called us to do. Remember, God's got you, saints! So join us and disco...
Did you know that you are created for good works in Christ Jesus? HUH?? What does that mean? Well, when life throws a bunch of problems your way, you might have a tendency to forget who you are and who your God is. This episode is a reminder that you are more than the sum of your "issues".Also, I want to highlight the tremendous positive impacts of subscribing and rating the podcast, and how it can reach more believers. Did you know about my free twice a month newsletter? It's pac...
What if failure wasn't the terrifying dead-end it's often painted as, but rather a stepping stone to growth and new opportunities? The uncertainties and fears that accompany failure can be daunting, but as we'll uncover, they can also be transformed into dynamic opportunities for growth.In a riveting narrative shared by the host, we journey alongside a courageous young man who discovers his strength through failure and finds value in the lessons learned. We discuss the courage it takes t...
Ever found yourself in a transition, and all of a sudden, you're not doing the things you love anymore? I've been there! Traveling, moving, rebranding my business, even venturing into a failed book club - these unexpected turns caught me off guard and tested my ability to guard my heart and protect my passions. As I navigated these transitions, I realized I had replaced my love for writing with journaling and scripting podcasts. This revelation led me on a journey of self-discovery and unders...
This episode is a profound exploration of strategic thinking, intentional living, all centered around planning for your next month's goals. The host, Lyvita, shares her story of how spending a day with the Lord helped her see that she left her first passion. Writing!Steps are provided to show you how to do the same thing, when you lose your passion for doing what God's called you to do. Listen in, you maybe surprised as to it's simplicity.Calls to Action:·  ...
Do you like being alone? Are you feeling lonely because you are alone? Hi, I'm your host, Lyvita Brooks, and this episode of Hanging Out with Jesus Podcast is all about finding strength in solitude and nurturing an empowering relationship with yourself. We'll discuss how being alone can offer opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. We'll also talk about the difference between being alone and being lonely. As we transition into the second part of the episode, we'll delve deeper ...
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