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Refine and Restore Podcast with Rachel C. Swanson

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The podcast that helps you Refine away the lies in your life that are holding you back and Restore your heart and mind back to what is true. From faith, relationships, purposeful living, personal and spiritual growth insights, Rachel C. Swanson (best-selling author, speaker and accredited coach) provides power-packed insights in 20 minutes or less, guaranteed to transform your life. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rachelcswanson/support
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Hey guys! I need to share with you something important and very sudden that I didn’t have planned before we get into today’s episode. You will understand this more as you listen to this episode with Jordan Raynor, but I’ve decided to make this the last running episode for the Refine and Restore podcast. It’s definitely bittersweet. I’ve SO enjoyed the process of sharing podcast episodes, guests and content with you all. It was definitely good for a season. But recently, I had been feeling the pull to complete this podcast earlier than I had planned and it’s all because of the recent early copy of a book I read by Jordan Raynor called Master of One, along with confirmation in prayer with God. You know when you have a good thing you can do but it doesn’t give room to the one thing that God is asking you to do that is going to be that much better? Yeah, that’s me right now in this season. So, keep listening to this episode with Jordan because maybe it will make you think hard about where you’re at in life and whether or not you are where God wants you in this season of life.But let me tell you a bit about Jordan Raynor before we go into today’s podcast episode. Jordan Raynor is a serial entrepreneur and national bestselling author who helps Christians do their most exceptional work for the glory of God and the good of others. His book, Called to Create, became an instant bestseller when it was released in November 2017. His next book, Master of One, will be released in January 2020. In addition to his writing, Jordan serves as the Executive Chairman of Threshold 360, a venture-backed tech startup that has built the world's largest library of 360° experiences of hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Jordan previously served as CEO of the company, following a string of successful ventures of his own. Jordan has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served in The White House under President George W. Bush. A highly sought-after public speaker on the topic of faith and work, Jordan has spoken at Harvard University, SXSW, TEDx, and many other high-profile events around the world. A sixth-generation Floridian, Jordan lives in Tampa with his wife and their two young daughters.This is one of my favorite episodes where we dig into the topic of calling and purpose and how your ministry can be at home with the kids, at church, or creating products as a serial entrepreneur. As long as you are doing it for the glory of God and loving others in the process, that’s all that really matters.Get the book Master of One!Connect with me on Facebook!Connect with me on Instagram!If you haven’t already, join my weekly Truthful Tuesday emails where I share weekly personal + spiritual growth tips, give you free stuff, plus receive more behind-the-scene updates about my books and faith-led adventures! rachelcswanson.com/subscribe--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rachelcswanson/support
Today is a special, special day for me because it is the day my book Refine & Restore: Revive Your Heart Release Your purpose officially releases into the world!You guys, this book is literally the message God put on my heart around 5 years ago that I continued to cultivate and steward for many years, and now I cannot believe that it is in book form! If you have enjoyed my podcast, you are going to LOVE this book as I go even deeper with you into my stories of faith and my testimony and how God has and is continuing to refine and restore my spirit to revive my heart and release my purpose.I’m literally recording this today, on the day my book releases because I wanted this episode to be especially fresh and a memory that I can go back to and hold onto when I’m feeling a bit shaky from this whole process of putting myself out there for all the world to see. Because, I don’t sugar coat things in this book. I’m raw and real, but according to readers not in a way that feels overwhelming, but inviting and captivating and heartwarming...Get the book! RefineAndRestore.comConnect with me on Facebook!Connect with me on Instagram!If you haven’t already, join my weekly Truthful Tuesday emails where I share weekly personal + spiritual growth tips, give you free stuff, plus receive more behind-the-scene updates about my books and faith-led adventures! rachelcswanson.com/subscribe--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rachelcswanson/support
In this episode, I have a deep discussion with Sheridan Voysey. Sheridan Voysey is a writer, speaker, and broadcaster. He is the author of seven books including The Making of Us: Who We Can Become When Life Doesn't Go to Plan, Resurrection Year: Turning Broken Dreams into New Beginnings, and Resilient, and he is featured writer for the globally popular devotional Our Daily Bread. Sheridan is a regular contributor to BBC Radio and other international networks, and has featured on BBC Breakfast, BBC News, CBC’s Tapestry, Moody Radio, Day of Discovery, and 100 Huntley Street. He is married to Merryn and lives and travels from Oxford, United Kingdom.  Sheridan discusses about how it's a holy calling and a gospel calling to be a friend. That the trials in our life can bring about some of our greatest work and drive us to new passions to help others through these hurdles. If you've ever questioned your purpose when things take a 180 degree turn in life from the plans you had in place, this episode is for you.Find him at www.sheridanvoysey.comConnect with me on Facebook!Connect with me on Instagram!If you haven’t already, join my weekly Truthful Tuesday emails where I share weekly personal + spiritual growth tips, give you free stuff, plus receive more behind-the-scene updates about my books and faith-led adventures! rachelcswanson.com/subscribeP.S. Grab a copy of my latest book, Refine and Restore: Revive Your Heart, Release Your Purpose! THEN, go to RefineAndRestore.com to claim your preorder gifts today!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rachelcswanson/support
These days, it feels like there's pressure to jump into everything we see or are asked to pursue. But what if this is hurting you more than helping you?In this podcast episode, I want to identify 3 things that I've found that are negative effects to jumping into everything you lay eyes on. What are you sacrificing at the expense of this next greatest or latest thing? Tune in today to find out!Connect with me on Facebook!Connect with me on Instagram!If you haven’t already, join my weekly Truthful Tuesday emails where I share weekly personal + spiritual growth tips, give you free stuff, plus receive more behind-the-scene updates about my books and faith-led adventures! rachelcswanson.com/subscribeP.S. Grab a copy of my latest book, Refine and Restore: Revive Your Heart, Release Your Purpose! THEN, go to RefineAndRestore.com to claim your preorder gifts today!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rachelcswanson/support
Many of us have phrases that we are repeating in our heads over and over again that are not only healthy, but lies that we are believing in about ourselves. We don’t think much of this because it feels normal. But I want to encourage you today to listen closely to the thoughts and phrases in your mind that you are saying about yourself and ask yourself, are these healthy thoughts and are they really true?In this episode, I'm sharing 5 main lies I’m removing from my vocabulary right now. And maybe this will encourage you to take an inventory of what your thinking about and telling yourself because maybe you have a few of your own that need removing or refining as well.Connect with me on Facebook!Connect with me on Instagram!If you haven’t already, join my weekly Truthful Tuesday emails where I share weekly personal + spiritual growth tips, give you free stuff, plus receive more behind-the-scene updates about my books and faith-led adventures! rachelcswanson.com/subscribe--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rachelcswanson/support
Have you ever sat down with someone and felt like they are an automatic friend? This is the kind of guest I’m bringing to you today on the podcast. Ruth Chou Simons, also known for her company Gracelaced, first started as a water color artist sharing God’s beauty and grace through her art. She’s become a bestselling author of multiple, gorgeous books (I know because I own them), mama entrepreneur, and national speaker. She shares her journey of God’s grace intersecting daily life with word and paintbrush through an online shoppe at GraceLaced.com and her Instagram community of more than a hundred thousand. Ruth and her husband, Troy, are grateful parents to six boys—their greatest adventure. Ruth is the author of Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship, and GraceLaced, which won a 2018 Christian Book Award. She lives in Colorado with her husband Troy and her 6 boys whom she lovingly refers to as “mancubs.” Honestly, I love this woman so much. She contains so much wisdom which we get to experience today on the podcast as we discuss finding God’s glory and grace in the everyday, even sometimes mundane, of life. She mentions how her Instagram reel is mainly a feed of her preaching to herself as she adheres to the truth of God’s promises through His Word. You will definitely be refreshed through this episode by the end of it.Connect with me on Facebook!Connect with me on Instagram!If you haven’t already, join my weekly Truthful Tuesday emails where I share weekly personal + spiritual growth tips, give you free stuff, plus receive more behind-the-scene updates about my books and faith-led adventures! rachelcswanson.com/subscribe--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rachelcswanson/support
Welcome back to the R&R Podcast friends, I cannot believe that it’s been 1 full year since I launched this podcast and what an amazing year of growth it’s been for those of you who have been following along each episode. I hope and pray you’ve been growing in your faith, learning tools to help you thrive in life, and that you’ve enjoyed some of the personal stories I’ve shared about the radical adventures of stepping out and walking on water with Jesus over the past several years of my life. The most amazing thing is I decided to start this podcast before I even knew that my book was going to be published with the same name, Refine and Restore. It’s been fun to see how God had this planned better than I could have planned it myself, even though I felt like He was taking too long because I had been pitching it, rather uncertainly for a year, this was 2017-2018 before it became officially contracted with FaithWords in October 2018 and is now going to be released into a book this October 2019. I can’t wait for October 8th when it becomes available for you to have in your hands, although I do have about 300 early readers in my launch team with books and can I just share with you a few things they’ve said about it so far? Vitali said As I read this book it’s like God wrote it for me and what I have been going through. I feel relief and joy for knowing that I can get out of this rut and that it’s all possible with His power and strength.” Renee said “I am a 73-year old grandmother and I feel that this book is applicable to all ages of women, from teens to old folks like me.” Re (a male reader) “she’s addressing women, but this could easily be written to either men or women.” Vickie said Thanks for putting words to feelings and validating what we are afraid others don't feel.” Kelli “I cannot thank you enough for putting words to what was going on in my head and in my heart. I am a writer. I love words. I can describe almost anything - except this - and you have done it for me!”Wow. Thank you! So friend, if you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet, sounds like this book is worth your time to read and you will thank me later for getting your copy. I also have something special for those that pre-order the book, it’s a 5-session course to help you revive your heart and release your purpose. Basically, it’s the practical application tools that I didn’t put in the book that I help coach you through with this course. And the videos are only 15 minutes or shorter which can either be completed in a 75 minute binge session because you will have access to all 5 of them immediately or you can go through it daily or weekly, applying the tools I share within it to help you grow in your relationship with God and walk out your unique purpose with Him. You can go to RefineAndRestore.com to order as well as claim your free pre-order gift—this course—before October 8th. I’m pretty sure Amazon has it on sale right now too so go grab it and tell your friends before the price goes up and while you can get your pre-order gift to go with it. There’s also a Mega giveaway going on for 5-nights in Hawaii or Florida plus a fun quiz you can check out to discover how happy you are, so go to RefineAndRestore.com and check it out!Today, I have a simple thought I want to share as we ease into fall with back to school, new schedules, extra activities that might be piling up or start feeling overwhelming...Connect with me on Facebook!Connect with me on Instagram!If you haven’t already, join my weekly Truthful Tuesday emails where I share weekly personal + spiritual growth tips, give you free stuff, plus receive more behind-the-scene updates about my books and faith-led adventures! rachelcswanson.com/subscribe--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rachelcswanson/support
We are wrapping up this interview blitz week with today’s guest Gretchen Saffles founder of the large ministry organization Well Watered Women. She’s also the creator of “Give Me Jesus” Journal. She is passionate about encouraging and equipping women to dig deep into the Word of God and find their identity and purpose in Christ. Through Well-Watered Women, she longs to meet women right where they are with the hope of the gospel and to ignite a desire in their hearts to know Jesus more. On any given day you can find her with a coffee cup in hand, her boys by her side, a message stirring in her soul, and a God-sized dream on her heart. Gretchen lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Greg, and her two sons, Nolan and Haddon.Honestly we cover it all in today’s episode! From the struggles we face in perfectionism, how to balance kids, a ministry career, cultivating relationships with others, and what she does to navigate providing truthfilled teaching of the Bible and why being compulsive in sharing too quickly about something online may not be the best approach.Connect with me on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/RachelSwansonOfficial Connect with me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/rachelcswanson/ If you haven’t already, join my weekly Truthful Tuesday emails where I share weekly personal + spiritual growth tips, give you free stuff, plus receive more behind-the-scene updates about my books and faith-led adventures!  https://rachelcswanson.com/subscribe/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rachelcswanson/support
My next guest for this weeks speaker blitz week is Shari Rigby. I met Shari recently in person and I can tell you she is the real deal you guys. She’s down to earth, has a deep heart for Jesus, and is always looking for ways to help others. Shari is an actress, director, writer and inspirational speaker, outspoken and passionate about her faith and family. She has appeared in “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” as well as in the feature films NOT TODAY, which received seven awards including an IFFF Spirit Award and Best Justice Film, and OCTOBER BABY, named one of the “Top 15 Impressive Box Office Performances of 2012” by CNN. Shari founded “The Women in My World,” a women’s group focusing on identity, purpose, ministry, serving others and living life in Hollywood. You may have heard of a new movie coming out titled Overcomer. Well Shari is one of the lead main roles of this movie and I can tell you personally from a private viewing I had of this movie it is worth attending to see! It releases August 23rd so grab your tickets now and make it a family night to enjoy together! Shari and her husband, Matt, have been married 21 years and have two sons.We dig into the topic of identity in this episode, especially when it comes to marriage and being a strong woman with passionate desires and dreams. We talk about the balancing act of supporting your husband through trials and not being afraid to demonstrate grace and forgiveness between husband and spouse in front of your kids, plus so much more.Connect with me on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/RachelSwansonOfficial Connect with me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/rachelcswanson/ If you haven’t already, join my weekly Truthful Tuesday emails where I share weekly personal + spiritual growth tips, give you free stuff, plus receive more behind-the-scene updates about my books and faith-led adventures!  https://rachelcswanson.com/subscribe/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rachelcswanson/support
Today I brought my guest Lindsay Teague Moreno onto the podcast. Lindsay is an author, podcaster, and business owner. In just two short years she built a seven-figure personal income, using only social media. Lindsay did this with three little girls at home and all the mom duties that come along with it. Having spent a considerable amount of time building multiple profitable businesses, she has gone through her share of ups and downs. With a passion for helping women find their voice and purpose, she wants to show women they can build their own version of the good life, no matter the circumstances.On the podcast today we tackle the unconventional look of being a faith-loving woman entrepreneur while being a devoted mama to her kids, along with a plethora of other misconceptions many people have that Lindsay has faced personally. Your going to laugh, be inspired, and find the courage you didn’t think you had by the end of this episode.Connect with me on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/RachelSwansonOfficial Connect with me on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/rachelcswanson/ If you haven’t already, join my weekly Truthful Tuesday emails where I share weekly personal + spiritual growth tips, give you free stuff, plus receive more behind-the-scene updates about my books and faith-led adventures!  https://rachelcswanson.com/subscribe/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rachelcswanson/support
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Katie Tschetter

love this one!

Mar 16th
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Katie Gardner

Amazing!! love this!

Jan 3rd
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